David Stamps

David Stamps
Graduate Student Mentor (2016-2017)


Home Department: Communication, Ph.D. Student


David Stamps is a PhD student studying Communication at University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Masters Degree in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge. While in attendance at CSUN, he was named the Pearl S. Simmons Scholar, Graduate Equity Fellow, and a finalist for the CSU Trustee Award. His research interests include exploring media effects and stereotyping of marginalized groups within mass and entertainment media. David also studies the intersections of class and race with regard to social media and digital activism. He has presented at several conferences including the Broadcast Education Association conference and Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture conference. His first journal publication, The social construction of the African American family on broadcast television: A comparative content analysis of The Cosby Show and Blackish, will be published in the Howard Journal of Communication in 2017. A former film publicist and grant writer, he also holds a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago.